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"Mad Men" New Amsterdam (TV Episode 2007) Poster

(TV Series)

(2007)

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Pete Campbell's father was originally played by actor Christopher Allport who died in an avalanche while skiing in January of 2008.
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During a 2012 interview on the National Public Radio program "Fresh Air with Terry Gross," Matthew Weiner told Gross that when Glen goes into the bathroom and interrupts Betty, it was definitely not an accident. Weiner said, "He went in there to see her. He went in there to see her and that's why he stood there and she had to chase him out." Weiner also told Gross that while discussing the scene beforehand with the actor who plays Glen (Marten Weiner, who is also Matthew Weiner's son), Matthew told Marten that deliberately walking into a bathroom to look at an adult woman on whom he had a crush was something he had actually done as a child, and Marten said, "Daddy, you're weird."
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The main account in this episode was Bethlehem Steel. During this time, the steel company was enjoying some of its best profits due to construction. The CEO of Bethlehem steel was one of the highest paid CEOs in the late 50's. This was mainly due to lack of competition as most of the steel plants in other countries were leveled after World War 2. Some of the buildings they built were: Chrysler Building, Madison Square Garden, Hoover Dam, and the Golden Gate Bridge.
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The album which they are listening to in Pete's office is by Bob Newhart.
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Glen Bishop (Marten Holden Weiner), the 9-year-old son of Helen Bishop (Darby Stanchfield), who asked Betty Draper (January Jones) for a lock of her hair, is the son of the show's creator and executive producer, Matthew Weiner.
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Early in the episode, it is suggested that a client go see the musical "Bye Bye Birdie". Later, Don and Roger grumble about how even in biblical times there were probably men complaining about kids. While not specifically mentioned, the musical features a song called "What's the Matter with Kids Today?"
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